scheduled shows at The Hand Equestrian Centre have been cancelled. A statement will be
released in due course.
The first IMCA / PAWC fundraising show is on Sunday 4 January
will be a free live stream for the biggest agility event in Germany on 2-4
The 4th Height Jumping Cup 2015 will be
sponsored by Fitzpatrick Referrals.
The 2015 WAO Team
England has been announced.
The Kennel Club has
made changes to its regulations on the submission of schedules.
Agility Team GB Squad named by KC.
The Downland Spring show will be for all grades and sizes at a new venue.
Pachesham will not now be offering cash prizes at their Gold Rush shows.
Important reading for any agility person: Agenda for the next KC Council meeting.
(Jan 2015 Agenda)
Events added in the last two weeks.
Agilitynet site has really helped me in the past to find training courses for me to
attend. I have done training courses all over the country and thoroughly enjoyed them.'
Here are some
of the latest arrivals but there are many more looking
for active homes.
You can now add potential agility
dogs direct. It's a faster service and still free to rescue organisations and private
individuals! Another new features is a Google map so you can see where the
dog is located. Wales may not be THAT far away for the right dog!
OTHER NEWS & INFO
As part of their
30th anniversary celebrations, the YKC has set up a competition for a celebratory
slogan! Come on Juniors. Put on your thinking caps.
Places & Spaces
Thinking of starting agility and trying to find a club,
moving to a new area or
some extra private tuition? These clubs and events have spaces available.
Ready2Run (W. Mids)
Barking Needs (Staffs)
Meeting Agenda - January 2015
Important reading for any
agility person regardless of what flavour agility you do (KC, UKA, BAA, FAB or
Independent etc) Topics up for discussion include:
4th Jump Height Proposal
5 Year Plan
Should agility be considered a 'sport?'
Judge's Working Party Report
Bitches in Season at shows
Agilitynet readers who have qualified for Crufts have donated £58 to
the KC Charitable Trust. Thank you.
Has your Team
qualified for Crufts next year. You can get a car / van sticker for each and every one
by sending an sae to Agilitynet, 38 Northolme Road, London N5 2UU They are free but if you send a voluntary donation
to the KC Charitable Trust, we'll send you extras for the reserves and grooms!
Agility Team GB
Team chiropractor Emma Fretwell has decided
to step down from the position so that she can pursue private and business interests.
BSD World Champs 2015
The WBSDS and
BSDA are planning to send a team to next years BSD World Championships in the Czech
Republic on 7-10 May 2015.
It was the first year that FAB had qualified to send a GB Team to the
International Federation of Cynological Sports (IFCS) World Championships and no one
knew what to expect. In the end they came home from
with two Gold and three Bronze medals.
Hayley Laches will take the helm of the British Agility Association (BAA) organisation
from June Bass on 1 September. Some things will remain the same but she also has lots
of ideas for making BAA shows even better.
QUALIFIERS & FINALS
The 2014 Final, judged by Andrew Dicker, was held at The Malvern Autumn Show on the
Three Counties Showground, one of the best settings for a final anywhere in the
country. The agility was good and so was the shopping not to mention the cider tent. All
in all - a perfect day out.
There's an extra 'fun
run' qualifier for every
Grade level now, not just the Advanced dogs. You
can find a qualifier to suit you by using the Qualifiers button on the Show Diary
page. Don't be shy. Go for it.
There will be six qualifying heats held around the
country this agility season.
Television's 'Bionic' vet has agreed to sponsor the 4th Height Jumping Cup next year.
The first Adams Derby was set up in 2001 by Chris
and Sandra Adams. Over the years, they have added a Jumping Cup, Laser Pairs, Anysize
Jumping and Junior Agility qualifiers to their repertoire.
Rest of the World Challenge
After two days of fierce competition, current holder
Nicola Garrett retained her Royal Canin Rest of the World title at this year's
Pembrokeshire By the Pond.
Handler of the Year
The 2014 Burn's Welsh Handler of the Year was crowned at the
Pembrokeshire by the
Pond show after a fierce competition.
It's never easy achieving two clear rounds in a row at speed but the winners
of the first Skinners Grand Prix at Chatsworth did just that and more in front of a
Brillo International Bounce
reports on a thoroughly enjoyable day
judging the Final at a lovely show with some amazing dogs and handlers. Congratulations
to the winners.
The Animal Health Co Classic
Judge Steph Thomas
set the course for Heat 10 at Blenheim, the last of the 2014 qualifiers, using all the
Ws - wall, wishing well and the Westcott's Water Jump.
So Jump & Twist Pairs
Following 10 exciting heats held at shows across the country, the final of The Just
So Jump & Twist pairs took place at Tag Summer Show in Uttoxeter.
TTQ is a new team event for three dogs per team for dogs of all sizes.
Heats will be held throughout 2015 with two teams from each heat qualifying for the
but it's not be practical to list ALL the schedules available here for space reasons so
we've opted for those that we've received in the last two weeks. The shows in
red are closing this week so hurry hurry if you want to enter. Schedules can now be
downloaded direct from the
Show Diary page.
A Grade Change Form is available via a link on the front page of iSS
Attention: Show Organisers
Click here to input your essential show details
onto the iSS Show Diary.
Holiday Message Board
Save trees and postage. Send a Christmas greeting to your agility
friends via the Agilitynet Message Board where it can be seen throughout the holiday
PetsPerfect / Agility Warehouse
BPL (Essex) Cages & Kennels
The Agility World Team
Valgrays BC Rescue
Kate at Bed Bones & Beyond
Good luck to everyone competing at
Bark 2 School
Time off from training for a little Christmas fun
and dressing up.
Email or PM us your jolly holiday images and we will try to post a different one
Fun 'n Games
If you are organising a Christmas party for dogs and their handlers, here are more than
suggestions for games and things to do. New activities like Box 'O Weaves always
If you are cooking for Christmas, don't forget the
Here are some healthy treats that your dog / dogs will love them. And they won't cost
Sheila Sardine Dog Biscuits
Brie's Turkey and Cranberry Dog Bones
Tasty Turkey Treats
Peanut Butter Poppers
Microwave Doggie Doughnuts
Only 5 more sleeps until the 2014
League closes so get those points in no later than 21 December. The 2015 SAL starts
the next day. Anyone 55 and older - young and old at heart - are welcome to join in
Clubs. Private Trainers
& Show Organisers
Time to update your listings on Agilitynet for the new year. We sent out a mass
emailing to every club or group that has a live email but there may be some where the
contact information has changed so if you have not heard from us lately, please
check your entry and get in touch with us with new details.
Winning Out Certificates 2014
now fill in the form to claim your certificate. The New Year's Honours list will be on
Agilitynet as usual on 1 January. Certificates will be sent out at the end of February
2015. Thanks to Lintbells who make iMove and uMove joint supplements for their
invaluable help and sponsorship.
Counting the days until Christmas or until agility starts again? Here are some other
'numbers' to amuse and enlighten you. Better than counting sheep... unless you are a
After 16 years of serving the agility community, we'd like to know what you would like
to see on 'your' web site? What's your opinion? We really want to know. What can we do
After a great career together, Anthony Clarke has announced that Ruby (Ag.Ch. Blazing
Red of Rujaff) will be retiring from International Agility. They've been a great
partnership for Team GB.
Newly qualified judges, please put your name forward for the Judge's A-List. Show
secretaries will be booking shows for next year and it is a great way to get on the
Agilitynet FB is is great place to exchange
ideas but please remember to be respectful and kind to other people.
There's another Another new Ag. Champ.
Congratulations to Linda Hill and her JRT Ainít No Angel (Small), handled by Steven
Richardson, who gained their title at Castlereagh.
Planning your 2015 show season? If any show is missing let us know and
we'll chase it down.
on teh Agilitynet Rescue page stand more of a chance being rehomed for Christmas because their
listing can stay live on the
page until they find that forever home.
Time to clear out the garage or loft? Sell those items which have been lying
around for a while. There's cash in your caravan. Your junk is someone else's bargain!
Advertising on Agilitynet
If you are interested in promoting your products and/or services to the agility
community, what better way than via Agilitynet. After all, you are reading it now,
aren't you! To find out more about
advertising your goods and services, see our
Ann Harmes which talks about her views on having a
550mm height in Kennel Club agility and why she has changed her mind. It's a good
read and food for thought!
the Re-Active Collie
Clive Bayliss tells the story of Holly the Re-Active Collie and how
agility and the folks at Dog Learning Zone have helped her have more fun in the
at like an Italian even at shows in your caravan. Agility spouse, groom and
chief cook 'n bottle washer Bruno Borriello's explains how he wrote his new cookbook
between classes at shows. Buon appetito! All profits from sales of the book
during 2014 will be donated to BBC Children in Need 2014.
Spot the Finalist Competition
The Animal Health Company
will make a £25 donation to make to the favourite charity of the the person who can
name the most finalists and supporters in a picture snapped after the Final. How many
can you identify?
What's Wrong with European Handling?
Dante Camacho, a Brazilian who lives in
and competes for Canada, looks at international agility and asks
what do those 'weird moves'
Ė PAWC 2014 Report
They came, they saw, they conquered and came
back from Italy with an
amazing 14 podium places including three Gold medals. It was a great experience and
they had fun, too!
Living for Agility
Agility now has it's own
song. Sing along...
Am an Agility-holic
Pearson is a self-confessed agility addict. She originally posted a shorter version
of this article onto Agilitynet FB and got so many 'you have just described me'
comments that she agreed to go public about her obsession.
We can help you find what you want with our free 'want' ads.
There is no better way to measure your achievement than by comparing like to like. The
number of breed and special interest agility leagues is growing. Join one today.
List of Leagues
Start here to find a league of your own.
If there isn't a league for you and your dog, find some like-minded people and set one
up. They're good fun.
Gun Dog Agility League
The 2014 Gun Dog Agility UKA League results have
been published. Congratulations to the winners!
The 2014 SAL year ends on 21 December 2014 and the 2015 SAL League
starts 22 December 2015
There is still time to join or add your points. Do
it now. You're not getting any younger.
Agility Terrier League
The Terrier League Final 2014 was held at Dog Vegas, Thetford
on the 21 June. Well done to the all the winners.
& Schnauzer X Agility League
When successful Schnauzer handler Jo Plevin realised the Schnauzer League was no longer
running, she decided to set up a new one.
Communicating with Your Dog
Good awareness is one of the most important things in improving handling skills and where
better to start than with understanding your dogs' body language?
recognise and interpret what your dog is thinking (more or less) with this article by
behaviour counsellor and dog trainer Sheila Harper.
wrote this article for the Dig It DTC blog. It's all about those common dog training
questions that we've all heard like... Are dogs wolves?
Positive Reward Training
Recent years have seen dramatic changes in how we train our
dogs. Modern, positive means of training requires getting rid of the old ways of dominance,
force based methods. Mike Afia is concerned that recently he has seen too many incidents of
abusive behaviour in the name of training at shows.
HEALTH & FITNESS
Did you ever think what would happen to your dogs should you, heaven forbid, have an
accident when travelling to a show or training. It occurred to Wendy Clay when
she was stranded on the motorway in the freezing cold three hours from home, and
stared her thinking about what to do
Energy & Injuries
Agility may be great fun but
all the twisting, turning, jumping and landing can present a challenge to a dogís
joints as well as a drain on energy resources. So we asked James Howie Vet Director at Lintbell's to explain more about the most common
injuries in dog agility?
writing this article, Kay Westgate has had over 50 emails from owners with dogs
suffering pancreatitis. They all say they find it helpful.
Pilates Approach to Dog Agility
Pilates instructor and agility enthusiast Stacy
Weeks explains how Pilates can help you be a better handler.
You might wonder what martial arts have in common with running an agility dog?
Personal trainer Mike Wood & Eleanor Balchin have developed an exercise regime specifically for those who compete in dog agility.
on Track Back Brace
As part of his job as a
postman, back sufferer Richard Britton has to walk around eight miles a day. He's found
that the BoT Back Brace has helped him significantly, so he wanted to make other aware of
it's healing warmth.
Country Mun Stopper Pad Protectors
Stopper pads can easily be cut or ripped and injuries are a common reason for trips
to the vet. Using these pads can help to avoid the risk of injury and discomfort to
your dog and can save lotsa money in treatment costs.
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